That is according to UFC CEO Dana White. Jones’ injury will need surgery, which is expected to keep the American out injured until sometime next year. The UFC heavyweight champion had been on course to defend his title against Miocic on November 11th, 2023, only to suffer a torn tendon, as Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira will headline the main event in a light heavyweight vacant title clash.
Jon Jones injured, Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall set for interim heavyweight title at UFC 295
— MMA Fighting (@MMAFighting) October 25, 2023
Pereira’s last fight was a win over Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291 as the former middleweight champion bounced back from his loss to Israel Adesanya. In addition, Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall has been added for the interim heavyweight title in a co-main event clash. Following Aspinall’s serious knee injury, the fighter returned in style during his last fight to stop Marcin Tybura in the first round. But standing in his way is Pavlovich, who is on a six-fight-win streak.
BREAKING NEWS…………… Sergei Pavlovich vs Tom Aspinall for the Interim Heavyweight Championship. Main Event is Jiri Prochazka vs Alex Pereira. #UFC295 is LIVE at MSG on ESPN+ PPV pic.twitter.com/SaPAwpyHi2
— danawhite (@danawhite) October 25, 2023
“Jon Jones was training last night, got injured, he was wrestling and he tore the tendon that connects your pec to the bone, off the bone. [Out] eight months, going to need surgery,” White
Social Media Response
Feel bad for @stipemiocic though here.
— MalcolmTowers (@MalcolmTowers) October 25, 2023
Feel bad for Jon Jones, but the show goes on!
Another great match up.
— MMAValour (@MmaValour) October 25, 2023
Unfortunate for Jon jones hope he heals up quick. What a replacement fight!
— Jeremy Atkin (@Jeremy_Atkin69) October 25, 2023